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What’s the difference between a “health care” FSA and a “dependent care” FSA?

The difference is in how you can use it. Money in your health care FSA can be used to pay for health care expenses, such as prescribed medications, vision and dental care. Your dependent care FSA helps you pay for expenses incurred to care for children or other individuals while you work.  Examples of eligible expenses include day care, preschool, babysitting or elder care. Read more about who qualifies as a dependent in Publication 503 on www.irs.gov

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Can my employer offer one type of account and not the other?

Yes. Your employer may offer a health care FSA or a dependent care FSA, or both.

 

 
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